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Geoff Buttfield

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Following on from this article from the PCFA's website regarding the negative consequences of preventing diagnoses to prevent overtreatment of men with prostate cancer in the US. http://www.prostate.org.au/research/research-news/relaxed-guidelines-on-psa-testing-might-miss-aggressive-tumors-study/ , it would appear that Breast Cancer is the next target.

Fortunately, some major treatment centres in the US. will not be altering their mammography testing guidelines to match, as this article from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center details-



It will be interesting to see what the National Breast Cancer Foundation (AU), and it's members, will make of the concept of 'preventing diagnoses to prevent overtreatment' as this concept (almost inevitably) spreads here.

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